Release the KRACKen: WPA2 Wi-Fi Encryption Hackable Until All Clients & APs Are Patched

Some of us woke up at the KRACK of dawn to begin reading about the latest serious vulnerability that impacts the vast majority of users on Wi-Fi. If you weren't one of those early readers, I'm talking about the Key Reinstallation Attack, which affects nearly all Wi-Fi devices. The researcher who discovered KRACK, Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet at KU Leuven in Belgium, recently released his research paper "Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2," additionally crediting Frank Piessens, his supervisor, for his guidance. Vanhoef will be presenting at the Computer and... more